My husband died in a traffic accident several years ago after many wonderful years of marriage. I will always grieve for him, but I miss the companionship of marriage and am starting to think about finding someone else to share my life with. However, my son thinks this would be disrespecting his father’s memory.
Queenie, how can I convince him that he is wrong?—Lonely widow
Far from being “disrespectful”, you are paying tribute to the happiness your husband gave you.
Try to reassure your son that nobody will ever replace his father, but that you hope to find again the comfort and companionship that comes with sharing your life with a “significant other” person.